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Thomas "Tom" Farnsworth

June 26, 1959 - January 10, 2021

Thomas “Tom” Farnsworth, 61, of Newport News, passed January 10, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Walter Farnsworth.

Tom proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force. During his service time, he held the honorable position of Command Master Chief in the West Wing at the White House.

He retired after 30 years as a Navy MCPO(E-9). Following his military career, he retired in 2019 from McDonald Army Health Center.

Tom attended Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts School, followed by St. Leo University, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree.

He leaves to cherish and honor his memory, his wife, Shirley; son, Joshua Farnsworth (Jacquelyn); his daughter, Ashley Murphey (Robert); his mother, Elizabeth Jean Farnsworth; grandchildren, Jayden Vincent, Jacob Lodge, Anya Lodge, Kaya Farnsworth, Madalynn Murphey, Cooper Murphey, and Scott Mehling; his brothers and sister, Michael Farnsworth, Joseph Farnsworth (Dori), Amy Sluka (Aaron); as well as many friends and family.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA.

Service Information

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Date: Friday, January 15, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel

12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608

Cemetery Information


Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, VA

Service to be announced at a later time.

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